Technical Committees

SAAMI Technical Committee

The primary work of SAAMI is done by its Technical Committee in the establishment of industry standards.  Product standards for firearms and ammunition are developed by two Product Standards Task Forces, one for ammunition and one for firearms.  Recommendations of the task forces are submitted for review by the entire Technical Committee.

Partnership with CIP

The Technical Committee works with the Commission Internationale Permanente (CIP), an international association of member countries.  By working together, the CIP and SAAMI are working towards the development of internationally recognized standards.  The SAAMI Technical committee frequently provides technical information to legislative and regulatory bodies across the US and around the world.

 Accredited Standards Developer

SAAMI is an accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  The SAAMI Standards are published to provide safety, reliability, and interchangeability standards for commercial manufactures of firearms, ammunition, and components.  For further information see SAAMI Standards.